Wimbledon day four: Home disappointment as Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray exit
There was Centre Court disappointment on Wednesday as Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray bowed out of Wimbledon at the second round.
Cameron Norrie did progress to the third round and Harriet Dart won her delayed first-round match to give some home joy, while Novak Djokovic looked back to his best breezing past Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at how day three unfolded.
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It is fair to say that German Tamara Korpatsch was not happy with the decision of doubles partner Harmony Tan, who beat Serena Williams on Tuesday, to pull out of their first-round match at short notice.
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Home favourites off Centre
Expectation was always going to be high for Raducanu, coming back to the scene of her breakthrough last year armed with the US Open, but she could not live up to it this time around.
She was simply unable to cope with the power of Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who eased to a 6-3 6-3 win, much to the disappointment of the Centre Court crowd.
It did not get much better for the partisan support who then had to witness Murray go out in four sets to John Isner.
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Some incredible tennis! 🤯@janniksin had to be at his best to overcome a tough test from Mikael Ymer#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Dc5VP91Jrp
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 29, 2022
Paying the ultimate penalty
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina’s Wimbledon ended in typically dramatic fashion as he lost because of a penalty point.
In a tense battle with Jiri Vesely, which was deep into a fifth-set tie-break, the Spaniard lost his cool when his opponent brough up match point.
Davidovich Fokina hit the ball out of the court in frustration and having already been warned, he received a penalty from umpire Carlos Ramos, handing Vesely a 6-3 5-7 6-7 (2) 6-3 7-6 (7) win.
Stat of the day
Dart wins to become the 10th British player in the 2nd round at #Wimbledon this year – the most since 1984
2022 (10) – Boulter, Broady, Dart, Draper, Gray, Murray, Norrie, Peniston, Raducanu, Watson
1984 (10) – Bale, Barker, Brown, Croft, Durie, Hobbs, Lloyd, Salmon, Shaw, Wade
— ITF Media (@ITFMedia) June 29, 2022
The match between Ukrainian pair Anhelina Kalinina and Lesia Tsurenko was perhaps bigger than just a second-round match on an outside court.
The two players were in agreement before the contest that they would be playing for their country and to highlight the ongoing war with Russia.
They posed for a picture before the match but once it began it was business as usual. And Tsurenko, who was wearing a yellow and blue ribbon, prevailed against her compatriot, with a 3-6 6-4 6-3 win.